Christmas dinner chaos is no longer a thing with Donald Russell

December 3, 2018

For over 40 years, Donald Russell has passionately upheld the highest standards of craft butchery. The company holds a Royal Warrant and is renowned for the quality of its hand cut steaks and roasts. The small team of Aberdeenshire butchers made their name serving some of the most prestigious hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide. Today, you can experience this exact same quality in the comfort of your own home, joining thousands of customers who have discovered the Donald Russell commitment to taste and quality.

 

Only the best of the best makes the Donald Russell grade. Decades of experience go into inspecting every single carcass. The knowledge that goes into examining the muscle tone, fat covering and marbling of each animal is what sets them apart. If their expert inspectors don’t judge it to be absolutely perfect, they turn it away at the door.

 

Delivering right to the door of your home, neighbour or work address, on a day that suits you, there is no need to wait in; you can choose a safe place to leave it while you’re out. Your order is packed with plenty of ice to stay perfectly frozen on even the hottest day. What could be simpler?

 

And what better this Christmas that the Christmas Simplicity Box serving 5-7 people. Make short work of Christmas dinner this year and give yourself more time to enjoy the day itself. The Donald Russell chefs have prepared it all to perfection, so you don't have to.

 

Here’s what’s included, all ready to heat from frozen with all the trimmings and gravy:

 

·         1 Slow Cooked Turkey Crown with Gravy, 1.78kg

·         3 packs Goose Fat Roast Potatoes, 200g per pack

·         2 packs Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon, 200g per pack

·         2 packs Caramelised Carrots, 200g per pack

·         2 packs Braised Red Cabbage, 200g per pack

·         16 Pork Chipolatas wrapped in Bacon, in packs of 8, 315g pack

 

And, some handy tips from the Donald Russell chefs themselves:

 

Slow Cooked Turkey Crown in Gravy

Leave the product for 20 minutes at room temperature in its bag prior to roasting. Remove all packaging and place skin side up, with all the gravy into a deep ceramic roasting dish. Cook in a preheated oven at 220°C / Fan 200°C / Gas 7 for:

From defrosted: 45 - 50 minutes
From frozen: 60 - 65 minutes

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Ensure the product is piping hot throughout. Do not reheat once cooked.

To serve, neatly carve each breast off the breastbone, before cutting into slices on the board. Decant the gravy into a warmed gravy boat for pouring at the table.

Chef's Tip: If you want to give your gravy an extra hint of Christmas, add a cinnamon stick, star anise, cranberries, clementine zest or a dash of port wine, etc.

 

 

Goose Fat Roast Potatoes

For best results, cook from frozen in the oven. Remove film and arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a pre heated tray. Cook in a preheated oven 230°C / Fan 210°C / Gas 8 for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 25 - 30 minutes

Gently turn the potatoes halfway through cooking time to ensure an even crispness. Ensure products is piping hot throughout and stir before serving. This product is not suitable for microwaving Do not reheat once cooked.

 

Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon

For best results cook from Frozen in the Oven.

Oven: Remove film and place tray onto a baking tray. Cook in preheated oven at 210°C / Fan 200°C / Gas 7 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 22-25 minutes

Stir before serving.

Microwave: Based on 800 watt. Pierce film and cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 4 - 5 minutes
From defrosted: 3 - 4 minutes

Stir before serving.

 

Caramelised Carrots
For best results cook from frozen in the oven.

Oven: Remove film and place tray onto a baking tray. Cook in preheated oven at 210°C / Fan 200°C / Gas 7 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 22-25 minutes

Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Microwave: Based on 800 watt. Pierce film and cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 4 - 5 minutes
From defrosted: 3 - 4 minutes

Stir before serving.

 

Braised Red Cabbage

For best results cook from frozen in the oven.

Oven: Remove film and place tray onto a baking tray. Cook in preheated oven at 210°C / Fan 200°C / Gas 7 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 22-25 minutes

Stir before serving.

Microwave: Based on 800 watt. Pierce film and cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 4 - 5 minutes
From defrosted: 3 - 4 minutes

Stir before serving.

 

Pigs in Blankets

From defrosted: Remove all packaging.

Oven: Preheat oven to 200°C / 190°C / Gas 6. Place sausages on a baking tray and cook for 12-16 minutes until crisp. Turn occasionally.

Grill: Preheat grill to medium. Place sausages on grill rack for 12-16 minutes until crisp. Turn occasionally.

This product must be cooked thoroughly prior to consumption.

 

 

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